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  1. 4 points

    4 speed queries.

    You will have to swap your xg bellhousing (The au bellhousing will bolt to the xg engine bit the bottom of the bellhousing won't mate up with the gearbox supports and unless the Au was also column shift it won't have the mounts for the shift selector), Speedo drive and gearshift indicator onto the Au box and it will go in
  2. 4 points


    Anyway i took her for a spin an she was bogging down on take off so turned the screw in once & made no difference so turned it out twice & got it much better then turned it back a qtr more & she feels really good now not hesitating & bogging down on takeoff. So what have i learnt today? Dont be a fkn idiot & go out spending money on things first before fully checking everthing first & have a break & start fresh the nxt day with a clear head haha Sent from my SM-A520F using Tapatalk
  3. 3 points
    Ok Guys All Good Fun & Larfs, I had a chat with my mechanic mate today and tomorrow I have a Full Day so I'll let you know what happenned
  4. 3 points

    New Motor for Rods Mad Maxy Ute

    Bit wary of using the bolts that came with it now. They have probably been used a couple of times. I can pull the bolts out of one of my spare motors. I know they haven't been pulled apart before.
  5. 3 points
    S-Pac Jake

    3.3 running issues

    Latest update on this issue in my xe. put a dizzy which had Minimal play into today. Car runs 100% better and like a clock again. Comparing This dizzy to the one that was in it worlds of difference. Original dizzy had a lot of play in it which was probably majority of my problem. thanks for everyone’s help. Hope this helps anyone in the future.
  6. 3 points

    New Motor for Rods Mad Maxy Ute

    @DeanKDX SLY250 runs a modified XH crank, for new I'd look up Quickfuel 450 slayer vac sec, similar to holley but has more tuneable features like changeable air bleeds & rear jets, I have a Slayer 600 (VSF) on mine, 250 xflow has air flow requirement of 460ish cfm at 5500rpm, crank gear at 0° if not dialing in, surprised at the mains bolt breaking, Engine looks alright, good luck with the build.
  7. 3 points


    Sam Simmons' older brother who has more hair [emoji23] Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  8. 3 points


    People get scared of anything that's not a Holley but carbies all work on the same principle and have very similar circuits. It's just that different brands go about things in different ways to try and achieve the same thing. These were an emissions carby so a lot of the fittings and gadgets hanging off them weren't directly related to how well your car went with them. I like a lot of things about these that make the Holleys look a bit agricultural. The primary metering circuit is far superior, and the spreadbore design is ideal for a street engine. You could have these on a 302 standard, at 780 CFM or whatever they were and they would run sweet, try bolting on a Holley of that size to that engine and watch the fuel gauge go down as your speedo goes up Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  9. 3 points

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    I read the entire article that you referenced above Dean from google. now ive read the entire explanation, and I understand how the methylated spirits method works, im confident in giving that a shot. in basic terms its the alcohol in metho that mixes with water, then the alcohol dissolves in petrol. the author of that write up recommended filling up with E10 once in a while, which is essentially what adding metho to the petrol is turning your fuel into. however i will NOT be filling up with E10, but i will give the metho a crack tomorrow to try and solve this issue, as a once off.
  10. 3 points

    T5 to Toploader Bell

    They just be wishing it was them in it ,, that’s all .
  11. 3 points

    Injector leak testing

    Found a safe DIY method, for basic leak testing of Injectors - Connect compressed air, set at normal fuel pump supply pressure (often 40-60 psi) Leave for a few hrs, and results should show.
  12. 3 points
    OK, the rear Gas Magnums are in, I was surprised by how thick the studs were and wondered if they would fit, as the GT gas were a lot thinner, but they went in no problems. Here is the difference... Ride in ute has tightened up and handling well. Sorry there are no more comparison shots, had the rears put in for me as I lacked a few tools at home. Here they are fitted..... Well, there you go. A heavy duty option for XF-XG Ute's from Monroe. The ride has really tightened up and ute feels a lot more planted. The old shocks weren't in too bad condition, they were just too flimsy, you can feel the difference. Thats all from me and Big Red on shocks time to hit the Highway... Sent from my S21 using Tapatalk
  13. 2 points

    New Motor for Rods Mad Maxy Ute

    Finally managed to move from the manufacturing line I was on, with the amazingly crappy roster, to another part of the factory with a much better roster. I get 6 days off starting next Saturday, so will wait til then to put the motor back together, and then back into the ute. Got more parts coming, and stocked up on the oils and fluids I'll need as well. Lashed out. This Gilmer setup was cheap, so I grabbed it.
  14. 2 points

    XH Longreach Ute 1999,Snart Lok,etc

    Good Afternoon Ford Fanatics,Like that German Army Captain in Hogans Heroes Colonel Shulzts or Klink said "Velly Interesting!" I put in a interior lite globe and it came on and even with the door shut it Stayed On.The RHS door button had gone inside the body due to the rubber being perished.But it was like that before thats why I took the interior Globe out.Years ago the central locking started playing up with one door locking and the other unlocking so I took out the solenoids and locked it manually,It worked easily and Hassle Free.I too have the XG Manual which has guided me fine But I'll read that section about the Smartlock that Jack was extra kind to send cos there's a Hint there somewhere in there that might be a Clue! Now I could'nt work on the car today as I'm lookin after my Dear Old Mum who has Special needs but Tomorrow.Now I had a Brain Flashback about the XH when I started it and had it going the last time.I had started it about 4 times once weekly easily.This time it started and I let it run a bit longer and after a 10 minutes it started blowing out thick steamy type bluey white smoke.I let it run a bit longer and turned it off Now over a week passed and then it would'nt start.I had the Head crack & psi tested @ Lonsdale Engine Recoers-All Ok. If its blowing smoke that might mean that oil and or coolant is getting in the cylinders.I wonder if I cracked a cylinder wall or two when it overheated.My mechanic mate said Take Out the Spark plugs and crank it and see if water drops are being pushed out.Anyway I'll do that then clean the plugs and put some petrol in the holes.I'll study that Smartlok stuff as well.Coz It Used To Go good.I feel like doing a rendition of that old Rolling Stones Song "Because I Used To Love Her But Its All Over Now!"Thanks a real lot for your Help Guys Hope I'm not becomeing Oz Falcons Most Unwanted Village Idiot,Best Reards Searley
  15. 2 points

    New Motor for Rods Mad Maxy Ute

    I ended up getting some ARP bolts for it. It's only money
  16. 2 points

    FC LTD centrecaps

    Autosol is good truckies have been using it for years. A cheap old school polish for alloy is a mixture of half brass and kero. The go to for the truckies atm is purple polish have not used it personally but gets great reviews Dale
  17. 2 points

    XE Headlights

    XD/XE really need their own harness with a relay because the interior switch is directly connected to the headlights and the wiring was a joke from ford, the voltage drop is insane, so I would wire the headlights with a relay straight into the battery and only use the original harness to trigger the relay. You will be amazed at the brightness of the original lights if they are in decent condition
  18. 2 points

    New Motor for Rods Mad Maxy Ute

    During my apprenticeship (diesel mechanic), I did 4 months of work experience in a well-known engine reco place. I can tell you now, there wasn't anything that wasn't re-used unless it really needed replacement. Even tappets and rockers were re-ground and slapped back on. I never saw any bolts of any type being replaced with new ones, ever. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  19. 2 points

    New Motor for Rods Mad Maxy Ute

    There shouldn't be anything wrong with using the old bolts. Only angle-torque bolts are single use (ie: E-series head bolts). Might have just had dud or one that had been over-tightened some time in the past Torque to yield should have a necked-down shank that's designed to stretch a certain amount. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  20. 2 points
    Interesting read on the A/C. Mine stopped working in the XG just before summer. Car got real hot and the AC hasnt worked since. Still idles and drives fine though. I had a look on the weekend and the AC relay is switching but the clutch on the compressor doesnt cut in at all. I checked the over temp cut out and that is in tact as is the wiring to it. I wasnt able to find the 12v to the compressor yet and gave up. Something ill follow up when i can be stuffed. The whole engine will be pulled soon with the windsor going in.
  21. 2 points

    New Motor for Rods Mad Maxy Ute

    I wouldn't....... I have a tendancy to elaborate the truth. Shiftwork brain and Alcohol don't help. Generally speaking, the Spreadbore was used on Automatic vehicles, probably 'cos the slushbox didn't move as fast as a stick shift.
  22. 2 points

    New Motor for Rods Mad Maxy Ute

    Looking at the base of the carby (or inlet manifold) spreadbore has different sized throttle butterflies. Squarebore are all the same.
  23. 2 points

    New Motor for Rods Mad Maxy Ute

    Yep, spot on Deaner 2 barrels are not considered performance carbies, so are flow rated on a scale using twice as much vacuum (restriction) as 4-barrels are; 3" Hg vs 1.5". So to get a 350 or a 500 to flow their respective amounts, they just suck air through them twice as hard as they would do with a 4-barrel. The true flow of a 350 on the 4-barrel scale is only about 280, which is about what a 34ADM Webber is capable of. A 500 Holley is more like 390. I think a 465 would be an ideal size for a warm 250. It would actually be more economical to use once properly tuned. Going up to 600 would be overkill on a Streeter. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  24. 2 points

    T5 to Toploader Bell

    I get a kick out of this thing only costing me “beer money” It’s not pretty up close, unrestored , original, 50 year old crazed thin and shitty paint etc It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, and I get that. Out and about driving in traffic most fancy XY GT guys don’t even wave back. The old Holden blokes do haha Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. 2 points

    T5 to Toploader Bell

    Thanks! geez I’m learning everyday. My car still has the steelies that we’re on it when it was dragged off the farm. Still has the same spark plugs in it to. Haha gave it all “a tidy” and put some rego on it It’s a budget car. It’s cost me peanut money. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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